- There are 4 cabins at Camp Westmar that area both heated and air-conditioned and sleep a total of 85 or so people. You will need to indicate if you are needing cabin space or plan to tent camp.
- Camp Westmar has indicated that sleeping in your vehicle is also an option but there are no special provisions for this.
- There is space for tent camping, but you will not be able to drive vehicles to your tenting location. If you need to haul tenting supplies, consider a camp wagon
- There is a working bathhouse with several toilets and showers
- There is a main fire ring and also a fireplace in the main dining hall. Fires are not permitted in personal campsites or anywhere outside of these two designated areas. If you plan to cook, it is suggested that you bring your own camp stove
- There is an outdoor covered pavilion for vendors with picnic tables an also an indoor dining hall that seats 50 for meals
- There are some activity areas that children can play at, but swimming and canoeing will not be available
- Handicap friendly with no large hills or stairs, but some of the walkways are small gravel and there is a step to reach into the shower area
- There is a Chestnut Hill Farm & Market that is open 10am-6pm on Friday and Saturday (closed Sundays) located at 14343 Stottlemyer Rd, Smithsburg, MD 21783 (clickable by GPS)
- There is also Catoctin Furnace Liquors that sells made to order food, liquor and has an ATM located at: 4639 Foxville Road, Sabillasville, MD, United States, Maryland (clickable by GPS)
- If you are unable to stay at the campground, but still wish to attend the festival, you can purchase lodging at any of the surrounding hotels. Look for lodging in Thurmont (Super 8 by Wyndham) or check for any AirBnB’s in the area of Thurmont, Sabillasville or Smithsburg Maryland.
- We will have a hospitality area in the dining hall available with snacks, hot water for tea, and 24/7 coffee for attendees as a courtesy. If you see the coffee pot empty, you are always welcome to help keep it full and keep the coffee flowing 🙂
Local Points of Interest
All addresses for clickable for GPS for your convenience
Frequently Asked Questions
Nope! We welcome all pagan-aligned or pagan-friendly community members at our event! While it is run by ADF members and the rituals will be done in an ADF style, we welcome everyone.
Yes! We have a day rate if you can only come up for a day. We recommend Saturday as that is when the main ritual will be done and the main community meal is served.
Currently there are not camper hookups available at the 2024 location.
We are currently not allowing pets at this event since this is a new venue.
Yes, there is tent camping available but you will not be able to park by your tent, so we suggest bringing a foldable wagon or something if you need to haul a lot of items.
There are no cooking accomodations or fire rings available. You can bring in cold food or participate in the meal plan.
Volunteer at Trillium
We are always looking for volunteers to help run the hospitality table and other tasks around the festival. Please help out by signing up for a work task at the registration table, or contact us ahead of time.
Your Camp Checklist
- Dishes for eating with, including an insulated mug for hot drinks on late cold nights. Your own food if you are not signing up for the meal plan.
- Warm clothes and blankets for the evenings and sunscreen for the daytime. Weather varies quite a bit this time of year in this environment. It has been beautiful sunny weather, rainy weather, and extremely chilly. It is suggested you prepare for everything.
- Extra cash for vendors, purchasing sodas from the campground, potential extra workshop costs, or if you need to run out to the liquor store down the road
- Entries for any contests (brewing) or exchanges (seed exchange)
- Stories and songs for the bardic circle
- A chair for sitting around the fire. There are some chairs available in the eating area and wooden picnic tables at the camp sites, but it is still strongly suggested to bring your own chair.
- Offerings for the main ritual praise offering period
- A method of taking notes during workshops.
- Some form of lighting for around your campsite if tent camping and to navigate the campground at night.
- Your own supplies for washing your own dishes either at the washing station at the bath-house or at your own campsite
- Earplugs if late-night drumming may interrupt your sleeping
- If willing, an item to donate to the silent auction to support the campground in the name of your Grove
- Ritual garb if preferred